One in ten children will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. To solve this problem, Holly’s House provides a research-based prevention program completely free to schools. Students PreK - 6th grade learn in a fun and engaging way:
- Body safety and boundaries
- The tricks predators use
- Online safety
- How to identify “stormy weather people” and trusted adults
More than 90,000 students have received this program through our partnerships with local schools in the last nine years. But with 1 in 10 students at risk, we want to reach every child possible. EVSC has 22,000 children are enrolled. That means 2,200 will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Most perpetrators, 90%, are family members or family friends, making prevention education vital. Prevention education provides the knowledge children need to identify trusted adults and the language to share their truths.
Help us reach our goal of preventing abuse before it begins for an additional 3,500 students through the Walking for Dreams fundraising event.
What: Walking for Dreams (www.walkingfordreams.org)
When: Sunday May 21
Where: Bally’s Evansville Events Plaza
Why: Raise $60,000 = 3,000 kids receive vital lessons to keep them safe from predators
AND Holly's House receives $10,000 in matching funds reaching another 500 kids if we meet our goal of $60,000
How can you help?
$5,000 Event - an entire school learns about predatory lures in a safe environment
$2,500 High Stepper - 10 classrooms receive vital prevention education
$1,000 Finish Line - 2 classrooms learn to identify trusted adults and understand body safety
$500 Hydration Station - 1 classroom is taught the Think First & Stay Safe program
$200 provides an opportunity for a local club or youth group to learn
$100 sponsors 5 children in prevention education
$20 sponsors 1 child, preventing abuse through education
Walk with us! Sign up at www.walkingfordreams.org
Gather your friends and create a team to prevent even more abuse in our community! Register your team on the walkingfordreams.org site with the goal of raising $2,500 per team to support 100 students.
Once registered, share your team’s page via email, text or social media to raise your commitment. Set a goal of raising $250 per person (supporting 10 students) or $2,500 per team (supporting 125 students) to help us meet our goal to sponsor 3,500 students in prevention education! For every person that raises $250 Holly's House will receive a $25 bonus and a $50 if for every $500 raised!
Holly's House is a non-residential child and adult victim advocacy center. Our mission is to empower victims of intimate crime and abuse by providing support, promoting justice and preventing violence. Our vision is to be a leader in preventing intimate crime and supporting victims and their families, while bringing awareness to the community. Holly’s House is a 501c3 organization. Please consider partnering with us to prevent abuse before it begins!